Cloud Security Alliance Establishes Research Fellowship Program in Recognition of Extraordinary CSA Research Volunteer Accomplishments

Applications for the inaugural Group of CSA Research Fellows Now Being Accepted.

San Francisco, CA – February 29, 2016 – RSA Conference 2016 - The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) today announced the establishment of the CSA Research Fellowship Program designation, the highest honor and distinction awarded to a CSA Research Volunteer who has demonstrated significant contributions to CSA Research. The honor aims to recognize the talented and dedicated efforts of select CSA Research Volunteers whose work has led to groundbreaking and forward-thinking advancements of the CSA.

“The CSA Research Fellowship Program has been created to honor the tireless efforts and brilliant minds of CSA Research Volunteers who have truly made an impact with the CSA,” said J.R. Santos, Executive Vice President of Research for the CSA. “This distinction of honor is like none other in the CSA, and speaks to how the works of these volunteers have contributed to making CSA the world’s leading organization dedicated to raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.”

The inaugural group of CSA Research Fellows will be announced in Q2 of 2016. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have demonstrated material participation in a CSA working group culminating in a published research artifact. In addition, candidates must have logged 100 hours of cumulative time volunteering in CSA research activities. Awarded throughout the year, CSA Research Fellows are confirmed when volunteers provide one reference from a CSA staff member and one reference from an external member of the information security community.

Interested individuals can submit their references and hours by filling out the submission form at

Upon being awarded the CSA Research Fellow designation, individuals will receive the following:

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.


Kari Walker for the CSA
ZAG Communications
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